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26 October 2022, 13:30 - 14:15 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting



The Executive Secretary of ESCAP and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations will release the Geospatial Practices for Sustainable Development in South-East Asia 2022: A Compendium together with ministers, heads of delegations and space agencies. 

The Compendium documents over 60 good practices of the use and application of geospatial information in the public sector, from across several countries in South-East Asia, giving readers a comprehensive overview of how different space-based applications and methodologies have been used across South-East Asia. The compelling practices that are selected, demonstrate the innovative and unique uses of space applications, and which provide clear benefits for users. The prime examples are further analysed from the lens of making geospatial information available, accessible, affordable and actionable.

The depth and range of geospatial practices, featured in this Compendium, are proof of the steady progress that countries in South-East Asia are making towards implementing the Plan of Action on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific (2018–2030) to advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Compendium concludes with five policy recommendations for consideration by countries in the region to accelerate the implementation of the Phase II of the Plan of Action with “Space+ for our Earth and future” as its guiding theme. Space+ leverages the strong potential of innovative digital applications, brought by the fourth industrial revolution, offers for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in conjunction with multi-sectoral user engagement; effective management of data and information; and enhanced partnerships.

The summary for policymakers version is also available at this link…


26 Oct 2022
Statement by the Executive Secretary of ESCAP and launch of the Compendium 2022

H.E. Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP.

Presentation by the secretariat on the key messages

Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Director, Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division (IDD), ESCAP 

Remarks by Ministers, Heads of Delegations and Space Agencies
  • H.E. Mr. Laksana Tri Handoko, Chairman, National Research and Innovation Agency of Indonesia
  • H.E. Mr. Joel Joseph Marciano, Jr., Director-General of the Philippine Space Agency
  • Mr. Pasit Lorterapong, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation of Thailand
  • Mr. Ronald Tong, Deputy Executive Director-designate, Office for Space Technology and Industry, Economic Development Board of Singapore

To be moderated by Mr. Keran Wang, Chief of Space Applications, IDD, ESCAP

Q& A Q& A with audience and members of the press

To be moderated by Mr. Mitch Hsieh, Chief of Chief of Communications and Knowledge Management, ESCAP

for more information, please contact

Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]
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